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Does Anyone Use Paper Log and Send QSL Cards?

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by KG4KAH, Mar 23, 2017.

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  1. KA5GEX

    KA5GEX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I returned to the hobby in February of this year after 10+ years off the air.

    I use paper logs and transfer all QSOs (except nets) to LoTW. I send out a few paper QSLs and respond 100% to those I receive.
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  2. AE7BT

    AE7BT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Similar MO here. Paper log entry at time of QSO, and later LoTW through the QRZ Logbook when I get around to it.
    QSL cards go to those who don’t use LoTW, or if it’s a new one that I really want to put on the wall.
  3. KD8ZM

    KD8ZM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I got back into the hobby last year, SSB again. SSB quickly became boring so I learned CW over the past year and am now making well over 100 QSOs a month.
    I am using a paper logbook, and that's all. I just can't imagine having a computer in my shack, or having to boot it up every time I sit down for a QSO, or transferring handwritten information from my log, onto a computer later. I am totally computer literate and comfortable with computers, just don't want to be bothered with my operation being dependent on one.
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  4. K6BSU

    K6BSU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't have any portable electronic gadget. I have a PC, but not near the ham shack. I find paper logging to be effortless. I QSL when requested, and I reply to a QSL card 100%.

    Have done so since 1952.
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  5. W5BIB

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    I LOVE your Focke-Wulf 44J Floyd !!! :)

    Steve / W5BIB
  6. N8VIL

    N8VIL Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I keep a paper log. I also log some of my contacts in QRZ logbook. I send out some QSL cards and enjoy receiving them. I keep saying to myself that I am going to set up electronic logging but never do.
  7. KW6LA

    KW6LA Ham Member QRZ Page

    AM logs on paper and QSL cards.
  8. N8TGQ

    N8TGQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I used a paper log back when I kept one. Nowadays I may write you call es name down while we're talking but but the slate gets cleaned of at start of next session.
  9. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I STILL use paper logs. I haven't found an electronic log program I didn't like for one reason or another. Without a log (one kind or another,) HOW do you verify a contact was legitimate? And paper logs don't magically disappear when (not if, but when) a hard drive mysteriously goes belly up!
    I will return a QSL card via direct mail if I receive one, or with a special/DX station, or upon request from stateside stations. I also QSL with a card for satellite contacts, and SSB DX contacts on VHF/UHF. QSL cards that come via the "buro" get returned the same way.
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